• Kyodo


Japanese war survivors on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor to offer condolences for those who died in the 1941 surprise attack there, but some questioned the lack of an apology or mention of the state’s responsibility for pursuing war.

Kikuyo Iida, 87, sister-in-law of Lt. Fusata Iida, a Japanese naval pilot who died in the Pearl Harbor attack, said Abe’s visit renewed her belief that Japan should never again wage war.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.